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Jacqueline: the superstar Indian mare was covered by Glory Of Dancer


Glory Of Dancer dies at stud in India aged 18

INDIA has suffered the loss of its third major stallion this year after the deaths of Placerville and Razeen in February.

Glory Of Dancer, winner of theGran Criterium and Dante Stakes, and fourth to Shaamit in the 1996 Derby, died on Wednesday after bolting from his stall at Nanoli Stud in Pune. He was 18.

Glory Of Dancer was initially retired to Egerton Stud in Newmarket but was sold to India before his progeny reached the track in Europe.

His few British crops yielded Listed winner Fruit Of Glory and prolific winning handicappers Adantino and Miss Glory Be, but his Indian progeny have far outshone those achievements.

A frequent source of big-race winners in India, Glory Of Dancer sired back-to-back Indian Derby winners Hotstepper and Antonios as well as this year's Indian 2,000 Guineas scorer Beautful Stranger.

A measure of his high profile is reflected in the fact that he was chosen as the first stallion to cover Jacqueline, regarded as the greatest filly to race in India, last year.

From nine crops of 198 named foals, Glory Of Dancer sired 146 winnersand 26 black-type performers.

A son of Shareef Dancer, he was bred by the Cotswold Stud out of the Formidable mare Glory Of Hera.




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